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Young people have not been spared the effects and many challenges of the complex situation brought on by the pandemic. Adapting to new teaching methods, social distancing, and a lack of or changes to extracurricular activities have all played an important role in students’ school perseverance in this turbulent time. This very strange year has been a learning experience for all of Québec’s students.
At the start of the school year, we invited the public to rally around students and be there for them (#tousensemblepoureux). Now, at the halfway point, let’s take “a moment for them” and create some momentum to carry them to the end of the school year. Let’s take the time to highlight and acknowledge their resilience, their widely varying sources of motivation, their ability to adapt, and the sacrifices they have had to make this year. Let’s tell them how proud we are of them and remind them that they have every reason in the world to be proud of themselves.
A moment to celebrate them, to comfort them, to applaud them, to congratulate them, to acknowledge their adaptability, to motivate them. Quite simply, a moment for them.
A surge of motivation
Despite the difficulties and obstacles, many young people are engaging, adapting, and persevering. And while some have had trouble adjusting to this new normal, all have the ability to reach their full potential. There is no magic formula for educational success or any single path to motivation, but qualities such as resiliency, adaptability, and self-confidence all help to promote learning and engagement with school.
Every young person has their own motivations. Some are driven by the pleasure of learning or by the ambition to pursue a desired profession, but for many, success comes through the involvement and quality of their social network.
Together, we have to trust that they will develop their own mechanisms for success, while reminding them that they will be rewarded for their efforts. Today’s youth are going through an unusual situation, but they are learning much from the experience that they can use for the future.
Your actions and words help to kindle our young people’s success; whatever their path or starting point, you have the power to reengage them. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, community worker, support staff, or employer, Hooked on School Days (HSD/JPS) is an opportunity to come together toward the single goal of creating a collective surge of caring and kindness by sending bright and positive messages to every family in Québec.
I am excited for February because it means spring is on its way! What is your favourite way to celebrate spring? The newest Rover is about to land on Mars. NASA has sent a wonderful link and we can all use it to learn about the landing. January 27th marks Perseverance Rover as 22 days away from landing on Mars!
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is just 22 days from landing on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft has about 25.6 million miles (41.2 million kilometers) remaining in its 292.5-million-mile (470.8-million-kilometer) journey and is currently closing that distance at 1.6 miles per second (2.5 kilometers per second). Once at the top of the Red Planet’s atmosphere, an action-packed seven minutes of descent awaits – complete with temperatures equivalent to the surface of the Sun, a supersonic parachute inflation, and the first ever autonomous guided landing on Mars.
Only then can the rover – the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robotic geologist ever launched into space – search Jezero Crater for signs of ancient life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth.
The illustration below shows the events that occur in the final minutes of the nearly seven-month journey that NASA’s Perseverance rover takes to Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land on Mars safely on Feb. 18, 2021.
Check out this link it has many pictures of Jupiter and its storms.
Stress involves us all. Try to remember to be grateful for all we do have.
If you don’t take time for wellness, YOU will surely take time for illness!!!
Hello Everyone, What a wonderful day it is today! 50 years of caring for our EARTH 🌎 check out this link: NASA Space Place: Earth, it is amazing! Answers from NASA to everything about EARTH! Also check the other links for more fun activities from NASA.
Thank you all for being a part of Volunteer Appreciation Week. It was wonderful seeing Kosal and Jonathan G on Zoom. If any of you want to join me on Zoom I can arrange a time and a place. Please answer me, it has been a very long month with so little contact. This weekend we were supposed to have a Laval Library outing! Have a special treat today and I will too. Zoom would be very nice 👍 Online
The Common Core Basic Education Program is the result of decisions taken by the Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur / MEES with respect to the education reform in Québec.
It consists of 13 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education, known as Common Core Basic Education.
These programs of study are made up of courses spanning three levels: Literacy, Presecondary and Secondary Cycle One.’’
All Adult General Education services and programs of study of the 2016-2017 school year have been described in a reference document produced by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.
An electronic version of this document is available on the website of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur at www.education.gouv.qc.ca
In Mathematics, the new Adult General Education curriculum will be mandatory as of the next school year meaning that all old codes will be depleted as of June 30th, 2017.
Please, note that all students are now registered in CCBE programs of study.
In Mathematics, please find in the tables below the correspondence between the old codes and the new codes:
MTH-B213-4 Arithmetic and Money Natural numbers Monetary concepts Arithmetic operations Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
MTH P017-1 MTH P019-2
MTH-P101-4 Arithmetic and Personal Finances Whole numbers and decimals Ratios and percentages Proportional relations Financial concepts
MTH-P102-3 Sense of Space and Time Space Time Relationship between space and time Decimals and ratios Proportional relationships
MTH-P103-2 Sets and Statistics Sets Statistical distributions Decimals Mixed numbers